GENOA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Genoa Township Police Chief Steve Gammill says his department is planning extra speed enforcement around Westerville Central High School.
According to a police department Facebook post:
Based on a large number of speeding complaints we have received from residents we are increasing traffic enforcement around the high school. You will see officers running radar in the morning, at lunch time, and after school with strict enforcement of the speed limits. We have already had some stops 15 plus miles per hour over the 25 mph limit.
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For teen drivers, a speeding ticket can also potentially lead to a license suspension and increased insurance rates. We would much rather avoid all that by having them obey the speed limit. Please, if you have a high school student who drives, share this message with them and ask them to slow down!
While some of the speeders are students, many are also adults and the same enforcement goes for them. So, everybody, just please slow down! This does not mean we will neglect any of the other neighborhoods where we have received speeding complaints and that list is long.Chief Steve Gammill
“Thank you! I live on Hilmar right by a stop sign and a bus stop and have seen many commuters and teens speed and run the stop sign,” said one neighbor in reply to the post. “In the mornings, the walkers and bus riders waiting for the bus are just sitting ducks waiting to be hit.”
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“I’d like to see Genoa Twp become known as a place not to speed in or you will get a ticket. Do I sound old? 🤣😩,” said another neighbor.
Westerville Central High School is located at the corner of Tussic Street and Mt. Royal Avenue, north of Maxtown Road. The school day begins at 7:25 a.m. and ends at 2:05 p.m., so you can expect to see those extra speed patrols before and after those times.